LANDOVER, Md. (UPI) —
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers
earned a 31-23 win over the Washington Football Team
on Saturday night at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., to advance to the NFC divisional round.
Playing in his first postseason game with Tampa Bay, veteran quarterback Tom Brady
threw for 381 yards and two touchdowns to guide the Buccaneers to their first playoff victory since 2002.
Brady had to outduel Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke, who had a breakout performance in just his second professional start and first in the playoffs in place of the injured Alex Smith. Heinicke threw for 306 yards and a touchdown, adding 46 rushing yards and another score.
The Buccaneers will host the Los Angeles Rams
next weekend in the NFC divisional round.
Reporting by Connor Grott
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